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Aerating

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by landscaper3, Sep 9, 2000.

  1. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    Aerating lawns do you leave the plugs on the ground or do you clean them up?
     
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Leave them there. If I had to pick them up, I wouldn't aerate in the first place!
     
  3. BUSHMASTER

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    if your customers complain you can
    1. charge more for picking them up.
    2. drag a peice of chain link fence over the lawn to break them up.
    either way you make more CHEEZE "I LIKE CHEEZE "
    JUST LIKE BURGER KING WITH A TWIST SPECIAL ORDERS DO COST MORE..
     
  4. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    This areator goes on the front of my Walker mower by mainline of america. as far as picking up the plugs ill use my other Walker to suck em and bag em. Boy I love those Walker mowers all those impliments and attachments.
     
  5. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 564

    One problem you may have is the plugs plugging up your walker. You may want to wait until the plugs are dry...or better yet educate the homeowner on the benefits of leaving the plugs on the lawn.
    If you get lots of deep plugs you may find that the awesome suction power of the walker causes the deck and intake chute to plug with mud. It can really make a huge mess. Better to let them gradually break down and each time you mow they become less and less of an issue.
    I almost ordered the millcreek aerator but my machine is older and I wasn't sure if pushing the aerator would stress the hydros. It looks like a decent set up hope it works great! Let us know...
     
  6. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    Thanks on the walker info.
     
  7. BUSHMASTER

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    thats right and consider what all those tiny peices of sand doing to that expensive blower wheel...$$$$somtimes it good to have a detcated machine in the long run theres less maintence
     
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I leave them there. Top soil is a precious commodity.

    Eric
     
  9. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    I drag chain link fence over them to brake them up, also when overseeding helps to get seed down to the soil.I add the time it takes my to pull the fence to my price, looks better when done.
     
  10. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    I leave them to break up. I include a brief letter stating what I did and how the customer should then water. It also explains the benefits of leaving the cores, and nobody has complained. Although I tell them to sprinkle with a light mist twice daily, I saw one of them shoting a stream of water to the ground. They said they were breaking up the cores. Looked to me like they were washing away their seed !

    jeffyr
     

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